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The Singh Lab - Junior/Assistant/Associate/Full Specialist in Bioinformatics or Computational Biology

University of California - San Francisco
United States, California, San Francisco
February 01, 2024

Application Window

Open date: February 17, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Oct 27, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Saturday, Aug 17, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Singh Lab - Junior/Assistant/Associate/Full Specialist in Bioinformatics or Computational Biology

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE - Department of Anatomy


The lab of Dr. Param Singh at UCSF (www.singhlabucsf.org) is looking for a Junior/Assistant/Associate/Full Specialist with expertise in bioinformatics or computational biology to join our team and contribute to new and ongoing projects. The Singh Lab is part of the Department of Anatomy and the UCSF Bakar Aging Research Institute (BARI). Using African killifish as a model system, our lab focuses on decoding the genomic and epigenomic basis of gene regulation during complex phenotypes such as diapause, aging, and age-related diseases.

The African killifish is the shortest-lived vertebrate in captivity and, due to its compressed lifespan, is an emerging model for research on aging and age-related diseases. Killifish can also undergo a long developmental diapause akin to 'suspended animation'. We are looking for creative and passionate individuals at any stage of their careers who want to leverage the unique biology of killifish to discover innovative ways to combat aging and age-related diseases. The candidate will work on interdisciplinary projects including analyses of high-throughput single-cell and bulk multi-omics datasets during aging and in diapause. The candidates will also design and develop new computational approaches that push the boundaries of current genomic technology for data integration across model organisms and humans to understand the fundamentals of gene regulation during development and diseases.

The bioinformatics specialist will be expected to collaborate with other experimental and computational biologists, perform general lab duties and be a positive lab citizen. An exceptional candidate will lead their own independent project, develop new ideas, and be involved in grant and manuscript writing, when appropriate. The position provides opportunities for close mentorship and guidance in research and future career development for both academia and industry.

Required Qualifications:

* Expertise with programming in at least one language such as R, Python, Perl etc.

* Willingness and ability to learn new computational methods and skills for changing research priorities.

* Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written).

* Ability to work independently and as a member of a research team.

* Must have (or be in process of obtaining) a bachelor's degree (or equivalent degree) or four years of research experience to be appointed at the Junior rank.

* Must have (or be in process of obtaining) a master's degree (or equivalent degree) or at least five to ten years of research experience to be appointed at the Assistant or Associate ranks.

* Must have (or be in process of obtaining) a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) or at least ten or more years of research experience to be appointed at the Full rank.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Detailed knowledge or a degree in bioinformatics, computer science, statistics, mathematics, data science, biological engineering, molecular biology, or related disciplines.

* Experience or enthusiasm to learn bioinformatics analysis of high-throughput bulk and single-cell genomic datasets such as RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq, lipidomics, metabolomics etc.

* Expertise in R or Python programming and shell scripting in a Unix/Linux-based HPC environment.

* Experience working with version control systems such as Git, GitHub and reproducible computational research practices including Jupyter or Google Colab notebooks and AWS.

* Knowledge of statistical methods for data analysis, preferably with applications to high-throughput genomics.

We are seeking at least a 1-year, and preferably, a 2-year commitment. Applicants must meet requirements by the time of the appointment.

Specialists (Represented):

See Table 24B (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2022-23/july-2022-salary-scales/t24-b.pdf) for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $49,000-$173,900.

Please apply online at https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF04395

Application Requirements
Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details: https://diversity.ucsf.edu/contributions-to-diversity-statement


  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
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About UC San Francisco

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UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location
San Francisco, CA
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